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Visiting Professor of Sociology

Posted: 2/12/2018 (Employment)

The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a Visiting Professor in Sociology (an appropriate rank will be assigned at the time of appointment). This is a one-year appointment for the 2018-2019 academic year with the possibility of renewal in 2019-2020. We seek candidates who have completed doctoral coursework in Sociology, Demography, or a related discipline to collaborate with Professors Eric Reither and Sojung Lim on health-related research projects. The successful candidate will have outstanding quantitative skills, strong research interests in population health or social epidemiology, and the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Utah State University is a Carnegie Doctoral land-grant university of higher research activity that serves over 27,000 students from all 50 states and 78 foreign countries. The Sociology program at the Logan campus has approximately 400 undergraduate majors/minors and 40 graduate students working on M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Logan is located in a picturesque mountain valley with a population of over 50,000 about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains in the area make it one of the finest outdoor recreation environments in the nation. Visit for more information.

In the first year of this appointment, the candidate will teach one undergraduate course (likely Social Inequality) and one M.S.-level graduate course in social statistics. If the appointment continues into a second year, the candidate will teach one undergraduate course (again, likely Social Inequality) and a graduate course on basic and intermediate techniques of demographic analysis. The candidate will also collaborate with Professors Eric Reither and Sojung Lim on health-related research projects of mutual interest.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until position is filled. An offer will be contingent upon a successful background check. Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits. Please refer your questions to the search committee Chair, Eric Reither (, 435-797-9856).

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates must have attained ABD status in Sociology, Demography or a related discipline by the employment date. Candidates must be adept in advanced methods of statistical and demographic analysis and provide evidence of a health-focused research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a completed PhD and prior teaching experience.

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Location: Utah State University